John Matthew Black PROGRAM Series
The Bayfield Heritage Association is committed to providing free educational programming during this time of social distancing. We invite you to gather and learn with us from the comfort of your own home.
Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 - 8:00 PM CDT: A Stroll Back in Time, Part 4 & James Erickson, A Bayfield Man
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81434551888
Dan Wilczek continues the popular "Stroll Back in Time" series chronicling historic buildings, interesting figures and unfulfilled dreams from Bayfield's early days. Part IV completes the eastern stroll along Rittenhouse Avenue and touches on the important role of The Civic League in early Bayfield life. In this program, you will learn about Bayfield's entertainment hubs: opera houses, roller rinks, and even a wrestling venue; as well as landmarks destroyed by fire. You will also get a glimpse into the hustle and bustle of various modes of transportation in this section of town over the years. The program will conclude with a tribute to James Erickson, whose life, in many ways, personifies Bayfield history.
Watch A Stroll Back in Time: Parts I, II & III on our YouTube channel.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:
- May 2021: The Bayfield Flood of 1942 - a full length documentary-style piece showcasing photos, newspaper coverage, and first-hand accounts of the devastating flood that reshaped Bayfield's downtown.